Oh my, oh my, I love my life. I just got home from my first day working/training for John at FPF Training and what a day.
I was up at 4:30am and it’s now 7:30pm, so this will be short. I promise to tell you all everything on Monday, but I did want to let you know how it went today.
First, I was the only female on the range today. This was an advanced class for conceal carry and John said in his 8 year of running this business he has maybe had 3-4 women take the advance class. I am making it my mission to change that. Not only is it crazy fun, the class builds very important skills that women need to know. I am gonna to pimp here a little. Of the 8 students who took this class, 6 were returning students. Each of them had taken at least 2 other courses from John and most had taken 4 or 5. That is a pretty impressive return rate.
One of the men in today’s class was in the very first class I had ever taken with John back in March 2011. His name is Bill. He asked me if I was the same woman from that class and I said “Yes, I’ve improved a little, right?”. He said, “Well I don’t remember you being a poor shot(he didn’t really shoot next to me then), but you sure were scared.” I said, “Yes, I am over that.”. “Uh, yeah, I’d say” was his reply. I just smiled.
I was, big surprise, nervous. I was not nervous for the class. I am never nervous to train with my gun. I don’t care what anyone thinks and I know I am going to improve, but I did not want to embarrass John. I really didn’t want the first time I massively screwed up to be today. I did, of course, screw up, but not massively.
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT tell Arete this part of my day. At one point John is instructing and he says, “Gentleman, look at AGirl”(he used my real name, but you know). “A strong wind could blow her over.”
Anyone want to hazard a guess as to why? Yep, yep that’s it. My legs were crossed. I knew it the second he said it, but I was good and I did not uncross them, so he could make his point. For the rest of the day, I would periodically see John cross his legs, which meant for me to uncross mine.
I spent the day shooting and learning so much about everything. I left there sunburned, bruised, covered in dirt and grass stains and soaking wet from a storm that blew in…again I say heaven.